On November 9, 2020, the prestigious automotive brand Hyundai unveiled its modern and super-comfortable 2022 Tucson SUV. The presentation took place in West Hollywood, California. The new car is expected to go on sale in spring 2021.
The enhanced model will be produced in Alabama and Ulsan. Although Tucson is Hyundai’s best-selling model worldwide, the manufacturer is willing to compete with the more popular representatives of its segment as the Toyota RAV4 and Honda CR-V.
How is the renewed model 2022 Tuscan SUV going to surprise motorists?
Trims and Models
The 2022 Hyundai Tucson model will be released on sale in gasoline, hybrid and plug-in hybrid forms.
Hyundai is also working hard on the N Line version of the Tucson. This model is likely for buyers who prefer more aggressive exterior and interior details. The N Line will become available for sale in mid-2021 (most likely in the summer).
The base price for the gas-only powertrain is expected to be around $24,000, for top-rung models is it starting from $33,000. Meanwhile, the Tucson hybrid should cost between $27,000 and $35,000, depending on trim. The plug-in hybrid is the most expensive in this car model ($30,000-$37,000).
The two main features of the exterior described by the manufacturers are “parametric dynamics” and “kinetic jewel surface details.”
The head of Hyundai Global Design Center SangYup Lee mentioned:
“We pursue innovative solutions in design and add emotional value to our product experience through our Sensuous Sportiness design identity.”
The dynamic character of the vehicle is represented in all external details: a long hood and level roofline, a long wheelbase with short overhangs. Besides, the Hyundai logo was integrated into the glass on the hatch, and the rear wipers are hidden under the spoiler.
The interior of the new SUV is spacious and comfortable. It includes some new technologies such as a 10.25-inch full-touch screen, a digital gauge cluster, and multi-air ventilation, a temperature-adjusting system which is helpful in providing diffused airflow inside the car.
Second-row seats are equipped with fold-and-dive functionality. It allows drivers to easily optimize reconfiguration between passengers and cargo.
When it comes to media equipment, the new model offers a convenient Dynamic Voice Recognition which is really helpful in using simple voice commands (for example, to adjust the temperature, to close and open hatch, to heat up the steering wheel or seats etcetera). The 2022 Tuscan also has an eight-speaker Bose Premium sound system. Besides, in case your device is out of power, wireless charging will be essential.
What might be impressive for drivers, is a new available air quality monitoring system. It provides tracking of exterior pollution levels and interior air quality by filtering the cabin. Also, manufacturers of Hyundai advertise the modern air vents as a special feature to fight COVID-19 and for better ventilation in general.
Engine and performances
The new 2020 Tucson is implemented with an enhanced Smartstream 2.5-liter engine with cooled EGR, optimized ITMS cooling system and high-efficiency combustion. Target combined fuel economy is 28 mpg. Also a new SUV has187 horsepower at 6,100 rpm and 178 lb.-ft. of torque at 4,000 rpm. In addition, the combination of engine and an 8-speed automatic transmission provides the most comfortable and smooth ride.
In order to keep drivers and passengers safe, there are a lot of safety features. SmartSense Safety system offers advanced security technologies. Moreover, the 2022 Tucson introduces an intensified Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA) which helps detect pedestrians, cyclists, and junctions. Blind-Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist (BCA) supports avoiding collisions with a rear side vehicle, while Rear Cross-Traffic Collision-Avoidance Assist (RCCA) – on the left or right side while reversing. With High Beam Assist (HBA) you don’t have any need to manually switch high beams on and off at night if you see approaching vehicles. This program makes it automatic.
New and upgraded features and technologies make the 2022 Tucson SUV very attractive to car enthusiasts. Whether the new Tuscon model will meet all the expectations of Hyundai and drivers or will become the best in its segment, time will tell, but there are very high expectations for this new Tucson SUV.